‘Not-So-Fond Memory: The Flatline Church’ (2017)

Clergy for Choice” – Lee Duigon

Self-alleged clergy: they stand with Satan.

Years ago I interviewed a big wheel in the United Methodist Church; and he said,”The first thing I learned in seminary is that the Bible is not the Word of God.”

Not-so-Fond Memory: The Flatline Church

This is the motto of the flatline church. The dead church. The church that performs “gay marriages” and “celebrates” abortion.

And then they wonder why there’s no one but stone-headed liberals left in their pews.

If the Bible is not God’s word, then we do not have God’s word. Period.

Are there any seminaries left that teach that? I can’t seem to find one.

Archbishop Socks It to Pelosi

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This should have been done years ago.

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Francisco) has notified Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that Holy Communion will be withheld from her unless and until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion and publicly repents (https://www.christianpost.com/amp/nancy-pelosi-archbishop-bans-her-from-communion-over-abortion.html).

The archbishop made it very clear in a letter:

“You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion… until such time as you publicly repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion…”

Pelosi is one of several leading Democrat shysters who ardently support and promote abortion while claiming to be “devout Roman Catholics.” Prominent among them are “President” (LOL) Joe Biden and “Climate Change Czar” John Kerry, who was almost president. Like Pelosi, they have a fetish for abortion and have always funded and supported it.

So far, American bishops (with a few exceptions) have not insisted that politicians who cash in on being Catholic actually follow Catholic teachings–or at least not blatantly ignore them.

We salute Archbishop Cordileone for doing what all the bishops should have done.

‘Just As I Am’ (Choir Masters)

I found this on the Voice of Eden channel: Just As I Am, sung in glorious harmony by a quintet from the Choir Masters Assn.

I can never hear this hymn without thinking of my Aunt Millie, whose pastor used to call her the church’s “ewe lamb.”

‘Amazing! Good News!’ (2016)

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As we head into graduation season, let’s pray more young people follow the example set by the students in East Liverpool High School, Ohio.

Amazing! Good News!

Organized Atheism made its usual threat to sue the school district if anyone dared mention the names of God or Jesus Christ during the graduation ceremony. School officials caved–but the senior class didn’t. As they had done at ELHS for some 70 years, the students sang The Lord’s Prayer. And nobody went to jail.

Who knows what high school graduations will look like after a year of COVID quarantine, only recently lifted?

Pray for pushback.

‘Toward a Content-Free Church’ (2018)

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Can a church be too seeker-friendly? How big can your tent be, before it’s not a tent anymore?

A few years ago, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church put out a “brand book”–which to me sounded like instructions for creating a content-free church.

Toward a Content-Free Church

La-dee-dah, we believe in everything, we believe in nothing, of course you can bring an idol into the sanctuary…

We want to bring people in, of course we do. But there’s no point in bringing them into a church where Jesus Christ is not the one and only Lord of lords.

‘Our True Citizenship’

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Mark Rushdoony’s essay today, “Our True Citizenship,” reminds us that we have a higher citizenship in Christ’s Kingdom, above and beyond our earthly citizenship in the United States of America.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/our-true-citizenship

And if we were good citizens of both, the two would not conflict!

One line stands out: “[N]o matter what men do, the cause of Christ will move forward.”

Can we have an “Amen!” to that? It is, after all, the message of the Resurrection.

Why Do They Think This Will Workl?

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Leftids are beside themselves over the impending Supreme Court ruling to strike down Roe v. Wade. Abortion is a sacrament to them. Killing babies is “a woman’s right to choose.” Etc., etc.

Now they want to protest the ruling, which hasn’t yet been handed down but only leaked. And they think the American people are with them, big-time. They think America wants unrestrained abortion.

So what will they do to persuade the people to vote their way–Democrat, in case you really had to ask–in the midterm elections this year?

Ooh-ooh, I know! (waves hand frantically)

Disrupt the Mother’s Day mass at your nearest Catholic Church! Insult Mom and Jesus at the same time! Oh–and make sure to wear your Hand-Made’s Tail costume when you do it. Everybody loved that movie!

I wish I could ask someone: Do libs really think this will work–or are they just so passionately in love with being angry and hating all the time that they don’t really care if they win or lose the fight, as long as there’s a fight and they can bite somebody?

And I think we can safely assume they’re not exactly high on motherhood.

Book Review: ‘The Desecrators’

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We’re tired of being told to “reach across the aisle” and seek compromise with a Far Left that wants to wipe us out. In fact, they try to wipe out everything that we hold sacred.

They are “the desecrators.”

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/the-desecrators-by-matt-schlapp-and-deal-hudson-book-review

I do believe the Church should play a role in politics, but politics alone is not the answer. It’s so easy for politics to corrupt God’s people. And how likely are political actors to keep their promises?

Chalcedon has been preaching this for decades: We, God’s servants, are called to work for Christ’s Kingdom–with or without political support. None of this “go along to get along,” no more sacrificing the integrity of our message in return for “a place at the table.”

This book is strong on the politics, and even stronger on the authors’ personal experiences: but we’re going to need more than politics to beat back the heathen. Faith, courage, wisdom, prayer and God’s word… and plenty of hard work that’s been left undone for way too long.

By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Libs don’t like to hear this hymn, but we do: requested by Erlene and sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Onward Christian Soldiers.

(I wonder how many of us never saw an old-fashioned record player like this. It was the music technology that my generation grew up with, folks.)

R.J. Rushdoony: “This Is The Victory”

The Chalcedon website (www.chalcedon.edu/) has a raft of new audiobook inserts for you to listen to. But I want to share with you a 1993 essay by R.J. Rushdoony, “This Is the Victory.”

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/this-is-the-victory

Rushdoony was concerned, 30 years ago, with what he saw as the Church’s drift into irrelevance; and this, he said, was not the world’s fault but the Church’s–“the church did it to itself.”

Our faith, he said, must rest on Jesus Christ the King of kings: “To believe anything less is not to believe in Him.”

The key, for the Church–which is all of us, not just any denomination but all of us, all God’s people–is not to be waiting passively for the rapture, but to be working for Christ’s Kingdom: “Occupy until I come” (Luke 19:13). To this message he devoted his long and productive ministry.

But it’s hard to sell people on work–isn’t it?